In order to regulate the placing of scaffolding / hoarding on the highway and protect the interest of public safety you are required to obtain a licence. In accordance with the Highways Act 1980-Section 172.
Please note that a highway can include roads, pavements and verges.
Who can apply for this licence: Scaffolding Companies (Scaffolding) and Contractors (Hoardings) only
• Evidence of £10 million Public Liability Insurance
• Risk Assessment / Method Statement
• A site plan, to scale showing the proposed location of the scaffolding/hoarding.
• Traffic Management Plan
• Fees will be applicable and conditions attached, this is to enable us to enhance the health and safety of the public and improve the co ordination of road works in Southampton.
The following fees are applicable to all activities commencing on or after 01/04/10.
• Application £66
• Pre & Post Inspections £110 (2 @ £55.00)
• Weekly Inspection £27.50
• Refundable Deposit £115
Application evaluation process
We will endeavour to process your application as quickly as possible. Due to the nature of this licence and third party interest we will aim to grant licences within 4 weeks of the application being made. This however is subject to receiving all required documentation, correct payment and your traffic management requirements i.e. temporary road/lane closures may increase the time period needed by a further 4 weeks.
Will tacit consent apply?
No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.
Mandatory - Licence conditions attached to this application are at the bottom of this page.
Apply online or download, complete the form and post to the address below:
Tell us about a change to your existing circumstances or to extend an existing permit
Highways Service Partnership
City Depot and Recycling Park
First Avenue, Millbrook
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8079 8075
Fax: +44 (0)23 8051 2883
Failed application and licence holder redress
Please contact the Local Authority in the first instance.
Applicants may appeal to the West Hampshire Magistrates' Court against refusal to issue a licence or against conditions of the licence.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.